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British Airways Marks Black History Month with First Entirely Black Crew

British Airways has celebrated Black History Month by operating its first ever flight entirely staffed by black employees – covering cabin crew, pilots, ground staff, dispatchers and gate agents.

The flight operated from Bridgetown in Barbados to London’s Heathrow.

One crew member tweeted: “A very monumental day in BA’s history. So grateful to have been apart of this,” a British Airways employee tweeted along with the hashtags #WeMadeHistory #BlackHistory.

Passenger Matthew Wilson tweeted: “I am on the first ever @British_Airways all black crew from #Barbados to #London. What pride! We clapped when the pilot announced this.#Diversity #RepresentationMatters”

Black History Month – which is commemorated annually between February 1 and March 1 – is now officially marked in the US, Canada, across Africa, the UK, Ireland, Germany and France.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.
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